[edit] Monsoon Ragas

a benefit gala for Vibha

Enjoy an intimate and enchanting evening with
Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan and Dr. Allalaghatta Pavan.
Feel the music merge with the summer breeze and get carried away into a trance.

Follow it up with savory dinner and wine.

• Attendance is by invitation and RSVP only. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to
• inviting guests 15 and older

The Artists

Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan is a Minneapolis, MN based performer, composer, teacher and scholar of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music. She was born in a musical family and received her early training in Hindustani classical vocal music from her father Sri. Surendra Goswami. Pooja received a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Delhi in 2005 for her thesis on the life and music of Pandit Amarnath. The prominent venues she has performed at include the India Habitat Center (New Delhi), the Vietnam International Tourism Festival (Hanoi), the Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), the Ordway Center for Performing Arts (St. Paul) and the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium (St. Paul). Pooja has also been an adjunct faculty member at the School of Music, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and at Macalester College, St. Paul, where she has taught courses in Indian music and culture since 2006.

Dr. Allalaghatta Pavan is a regular figure in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN) music circles as an accomplished Tabla player and teacher. Dr. Pavan has trained in Tabla under several masters including Sri G. Laxmiah, Sri Ambika Prasad Mishra, Sri Gopal Mishra, Pandit Vijay Shankar and Pandit Birju Maharaj. Presently he trains with Sri. Rajendra Nakod in Bangalore and Ustad Shabbir Nisar in Hyderabad. Over the years he has performed for Katha Dance Theater, Abhinaya Theater, Minnesota Dance Alliance, Pangea World Theater and Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) in several productions and concerts. Dr. Pavan also appears on recordings of world/fusion music with MN based artists. Since 1999, Dr. Pavan has been providing instruction to a number of Tabla students.

All proceeds from this event go to Vibha Projects. For a complete list on projects, please visit A contribution of:

  • $75 funds a non-formal education center attended by 25 children for a month
  • $100 funds a teacher's salary for a month
  • $300 funds education and healthcare of ten mentally challenged children for a month

[edit] Upcoming Events and Activities

Vibha Taal 2015
Saturday, May 16th 2015

Cricket Carnival 2015
June 27th and 28th 2015

Vibha 12th Annual Dream Mile
5k Run/Walk | 10k Run | 1 Mile Kids Run
Saturday, August 22nd 2015

[edit] Recent Events and Activities

Vibha Taal 2014
Saturday, April 26th 2014

Cricket Carnival 2014
June 28th and 29th 2014

Vibha 11th Annual Dream Mile
5k Run/Walk | 10k Run | 1 Mile Kids Run
Saturday, September 6th 2014

Ticket To Bollywood
Sep 7th 2013

Cricket Carnival 2013
June 29th and 30th 2013

Vibha 10th Annual Dream Mile
5k Run/Walk | 10k Run | 1 Mile Kids Run
Saturday, August 10th 2013

Vibha Taal 2013
Sunday, April 21st 2012

Vibha 9th Annual Dream Mile
5k Run/Walk | 10k Run | 1 Mile Kids Run
Sunday, October 21st 2012

Monsoon Ragas
Sunday, August 19th 2012

Cricket Carnival 2012
July 7th and 8th 2012

[edit] Action Center Calendar

Next Volunteer Meeting
Second Tuesday of every Month
6:30 to 8:30pm
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus
Ruttan Hall, Room B36
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.
Copyright © 2016 Vibha Inc. All rights reserved.
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